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1st Recoreded History of Poker in NZ

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  • 1st Recoreded History of Poker in NZ

    I been wondering how long poker(5 Card Draw) been played in NZ, for while now.
    Its taken me months to find, any info about this topic, after searching on Google, web sites etc, finally found what i was researching for (Thanks to help from Te Papa(museum) Liberian).

    The 1st Recorded history of Poker in NZ is from newspaper.(this is what i found so far, maybe earlier record!)
    HAMILTON'S.Otago Daily Times , Issue 872, 7 October 1864, Page 4 (poker + cards,Text in yellow in link)

    From gold fields of south Island, miner's cheating at poker (Text in yellow in link), so it seems that poker was brought to New Zealand by miner's that came from USA, after gold?
    So poker has been in NZ for over 130 year's.
    (I didn't now this, as i thought may of arrived here from USA service men during WW2)

    And recorded in newspaper In my region.(10 years after originally been told lol)
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1874.Waikato Times, Volume VII, Issue 401, 8 December 1874, Page 2, (poker + cards,Text in yellow in link)

    And there been few variety's of poker played in NZ too (100+ years)
    Clutha Leader, Volume I, Issue 1, 9 July 1874, Page 4

    And looks like the argument about POKER being game of Skill v Luck been going on for over 100+ years lol
    Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume V, Issue 707, 24 January 1884, Page 3

    And i found this interesting
    Bruce Herald, Volume XXIX, Issue 3013, 18 November 1898, Page 5
    Are there many/any Blind person's that play poker? and what about Deaf person's?

    All Thee Best
    Last edited by 0HighTimes0; Wed Aug 08, 2012, 05:44 PM.
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